Increase in Propane Tank Thefts may be Linked to Illegal Hash Oil Manufacturing - Release date: 03/14/2016
Police are encouraging individuals and business owners to take extra precautions with propane tanks.
Ongoing Collaboration Leads to Reduction in Crimes Against Animals - Release date: 03/14/2016
Washington County Animal Protection Multi-Disciplinary Team works on reducing animal abuse in the county.
Elder Abuse Projected to Increase as Population Ages - Release date: 03/14/2016
Washington County organized an elder abuse forum on October 23, 2015 to address the projected increase.
Washington County Courts Join the Digital Age - Release date: 03/14/2016
Washington County Courts updated to a new electronic court-records database.
District Attorney Bob Hermann Issues Statement Regarding Racial Profiling - Release date: 03/09/2016
The Washington County District Attorney’s Office in no way supports any message or opinion that “racial profiling” is appropriate.
Man Commits Home Invasion Robbery and Attacks Iguana Receives 74-month Prison Sentence - Release date: 02/24/2016
Home invasion robbery and aggravated animal abuse nets six year prison sentence.
Jury convicts man of molesting eight year-old after international search - Release date: 02/23/2016
Man who fled to Germany convicted of child abuse.
Mother and father plead guilty to crimes after providing marijuana to their four school-aged children - Release date: 02/23/2016
Parents plead guilty to providing marijuana to their children.
Man Sentenced for ‘Upskirting’ in Bench Trial - Release date: 02/22/2016
Man Sentenced for ‘Upskirting’ in Bench Trial.
Aloha man retried, convicted again of strangling mother to death - Release date: 02/22/2016
Aloha man retried and convicted again in death of his mother.
Washington County District Attorney Honored with 2015 Champion for Children Award - Release date: 02/08/2016
Washington County District Attorney and Oregon District Attorney Association President Bob Hermann was honored with the prestigious Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Oregon 2015 Champion for Children Award at the Oregon District Attorneys Association's annual meeting and conference on December 2nd in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Woman Sentenced to 25 years in Prison for Sexually Abusing 6 Year-Old Child - Release date: 02/05/2016
On January 25, 2016 Melissa Chacon was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a result of her convictions for Rape in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.
Food Stamp Fraud - Release date: 02/04/2016
Following a 7 month long undercover investigation, the head of a large food stamp fraud ring is now serving 2 years in prison and has been banned from using SNAP benefits for life.
Drunk Driver Admits to Wrongdoing Following Life Threatening Accident - Release date: 02/04/2016
Defendant Joseph Burnham, 55, entered a guilty plea on December 7, 2015 to Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Assault in the Third Degree.
Oregon Passes Several Laws to Better Protect and Serve Victims of Crime - Release date: 02/04/2016
Several New Laws to Better Protect and Serve Victims of Crime
Annual Grand Jury Report on Corrections Facilities 2015 - Release date: 01/25/2016
Grand Jury Corrections report on facilities 2015
Washington County Bar President’s Award Recognizes Deputy District Attorney Becky Mehringer - Release date: 01/22/2016
Award Recognizes Deputy District Attorney Becky Mehringer
Fraudsters Sentenced in Elder Abuse Scam - Release date: 01/22/2016
Exhaustive financial crimes investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office leads to guilty pea.
Director of Crime Victims' Services recognized for Excellence in Victim Services - Release date: 01/22/2016
Victims' Services director recognized for Excellence
Washington County Deputy District Attorneys Recognized for Prosecution Excellence - Release date: 01/22/2016
DDA's Recognized for Prosecution Excellence